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Police blotter

Posted: December 6, 2017 - 2:00am

FORMER CLERK INDICTED

Former Grovetown city clerk Vicky Vinson Capetillo has been charged with federal offenses of money laundering and payment theft.

According to a criminal information filed in U.S. District Court on Thursday, Capetillo is accused of stealing at least $5,000 from federal funds sent to Grovetown by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Capetillo is also accused of money laundering for reportedly taking a $1,500 check written on the city's bank account, and diverting and depositing checks worth $1,000 and $500 into her own accounts.

A court date for Capetillo has not been set.

BUSINESS GIVES WRONG WOMAN CASH

An Evans business called police after a customer obtained cash fraudulently for used clothes.

Employees at Uptown Cheapskate said a woman, later identified as Kiyana Daniels, brought used items to sell at the store. Employees called another woman's name to the counter to accept an offer for purchase totaling $93.

Instead, Daniels and a friend came up to the counter and when asked if those were her items for sale, she said yes and accepted the cash.

When the victim later returned to the store to collect the cash, employees discovered the fraud.

MAN SHOPLIFTS FROM BELK

Two people were arrested after a man attempted to take clothing from Belk without paying.

A loss prevention employee told police David Allen Kirby, 25, was seen taking a shopping cart of clothing into the changing room where he stayed for several minutes.

Kirby was seen exiting the changing room without the cart. The loss prevention employee stopped Kirby at the exit of the store when Kirby attempted to flee. Kirby was held until police could arrive. He was discovered wearing multiple pieces of the stolen items under his clothes, with the rest tucked inside his pants and jacket sleeves, according to the incident report. While questioning Kirby, the loss prevention employee also noticed a woman, who was with Kirby, walking away through the parking lot. The woman, later identified as Brittany Dawn Washington, 20, began to flee before being taken into custody. Washington did not have any stolen property on her person at the time of arrest. All stolen items were recovered.

Kirby was charged with misdemeanor theft by shoplifting and Washington was charged with misdemeanor willful obstruction of law enforcement.

 

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